Ms. Katherine Minarik
Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel
Katherine Minarik is Group General Counsel of cleverbridge, one of the world’s leading e-commerce solutions companies. Katherine leads cleverbridge’s global legal team and their work for all of the cleverbridge group entities. Katherine advises cleverbridge’s executives and business leaders on their most important strategic initiatives and business relationships. Prior to cleverbridge, Katherine was an equity partner and trial lawyer at Bartlit Beck where she led teams and successfully resolved multi-billion-dollar litigation and government investigations involving IP, commercial contracts, M&A, privacy, and consumer safety.
Katherine has received numerous honors for her work and leadership in the profession. She is one of youngest elected members of the American Law Institute and a Fellow of the American Bar Association. Katherine received the Ruth Goldman Award from the American Constitution Society in 2018 for her advocacy for women. Katherine was also named a Best Lawyers’ Women of Influence and one of Crain’s Most Influential Women Lawyers in Chicago in 2017, one of the Women's Bar Association of Illinois's Top Women Lawyers in Leadership in 2016, and one of the Law Bulletin’s “40 Under 40” Illinois attorneys in 2014.
Katherine is a past-President of the Coalition for Women’s Initiatives in Law and led the organization’s expansion from a regional to a national organization, a national co-Chair of the ChIPs Next Gen Committee, and a founding member of the U.S. Soccer Development Council. Katherine is also a former McKinsey consultant and, after law school, clerked for the Honorable Diane P. Wood on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.